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Forum: General Off-Topic 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,980
Posted By Chris__B
High wet boiling points and longer use are...

High wet boiling points and longer use are somewhat related, but not necessarily indicative of how long a fluid remains at its "best". SRF does have a higher wet boiling point, but its recovery once...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-17-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,980
Posted By Chris__B
I'll bet he is referring to when it gets hot....

I'll bet he is referring to when it gets hot. SuperBlue has more dissolved air and a lower boiling point than the better fluids, so it will get a little spongy when it heats up. Air bubbles can be...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-16-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,980
Posted By Chris__B
Interesting take, but the fact is that this fluid...

Interesting take, but the fact is that this fluid has been illegal in the USA since it was introduced to the market 15 years ago. FMVSS 116 was written over 40 years ago, and it includes the...
Forum: California 03-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Chris__B
Check with Joe at Wet Works Garage in Costa Mesa....

Check with Joe at Wet Works Garage in Costa Mesa. http://www.wetworksgarage.com/

He may be too busy, but is one of the best around and noted SEMA show car builder. He is a real professional, so if...
Forum: California 03-07-2013, 07:45 PM
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Views: 273
Posted By Chris__B
Thumbs Up Looking for 330i 6-speed manual trans (working or not)

Advanced Clutch Technology in Lancaster is looking for a loose E46 6-speed manual (non-SMG) from a 330i/525i/530i. It's needed for measurement purposes, so it does not have to be working, but does...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-10-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Chris__B
Hawk HPS are not very aggressive pads, so you...

Hawk HPS are not very aggressive pads, so you won't be upsetting brake bias by any appreciable amount, if at all. In fact, the OE pads might have a bit more cold bite, but the HPS are probably within...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-29-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Chris__B
From my experience, I'm happy that BMW doesn't go...

From my experience, I'm happy that BMW doesn't go there. For cars under $100k (with the exception of the Nissan R35 GT-R), the Brembos that OEM's purchase are definitely NOT the best Brembos...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-11-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,076
Posted By Chris__B
You are more correct than you think....

You are more correct than you think. Carbon-ceramic rotors have holes drilled in them as well, which are done before final siliconization. There are no cases anywhere of "cast in holes". It is just...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-27-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,870
Posted By Chris__B
In reality, surface has nothing to do with...

In reality, surface has nothing to do with braking power during a panic stop. Less area means the pad will run hotter for the same usage, but the effective radius and coefficient of friction are...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Chris__B
Hess Motorsports in Anaheim Hills. They do mostly...

Hess Motorsports in Anaheim Hills. They do mostly performance upgrades, but can handle most service work as well.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-22-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Chris__B
Since you probably have the very same compound...

Since you probably have the very same compound that came off of the car, there is no difference to feel. "Worn" brake pads will feel the same as new brake pads -- if they are of the same composition....
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-21-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,601
Posted By Chris__B
I've got over 20 years experience in this area....

I've got over 20 years experience in this area. I'd stay far away from what I've seen up close from anything but the top brake vendors. Let the buyer beware.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,601
Posted By Chris__B
You have GOT to be kidding! You are talking about...

You have GOT to be kidding! You are talking about brakes, not dangling air fresheners. Aside from tires, brakes are the single most important safety system on any vehicle. I hope no one every driving...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Chris__B
You have GOT to be kidding! Brakes are the 2nd...

You have GOT to be kidding! Brakes are the 2nd most important safety system on the car besides the tires. It's AP Racing, Alcon or Brembo for me. I've looked very closely at what is coming over from...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-23-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,589
Posted By Chris__B
Yes, among just two others. AP Racing PRF has...

Yes, among just two others. AP Racing PRF has better recovery properties, which is why many NASCAR teams choose to run it. SRF retains retains about 75% of its compressibility resistance once boiled...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By Chris__B
A lot of possibilities exist based on the info...

A lot of possibilities exist based on the info provided. The following would need to be looked at:

1. Tire pressures
2. Sticking caliper (not just front, check the rears too!)
3. Air in the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,416
Posted By Chris__B
You will get a lot of varying responses on this...

You will get a lot of varying responses on this one. After 20+ years working with automotive friction components, here is the short answer that sums up my experience:

Aggressive street driving and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Chris__B
Bedding brakes encompasses three activities: 1)...

Bedding brakes encompasses three activities: 1) Burnishing the two surfaces together physically, 2) Bedding the new pad transfer layer onto the rotor and 3) "Freezing" the uniform transfer layer. The...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Chris__B
It would depend on the surface condition of the...

It would depend on the surface condition of the front rotors. Minimum thickness is only one of the parameters. If they are heavily grooved, resurfacing them may not be the best option. Rather,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,589
Posted By Chris__B
Yes, it is always better to expel the old fluid...

Yes, it is always better to expel the old fluid out of the caliper, rather than push it back up towards the master cylinder. This is mostly due to the fact that the fluid in the caliper has seen the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,589
Posted By Chris__B
Correct! Do NOT use DOT5. DOT5.1 is the correct...

Correct! Do NOT use DOT5. DOT5.1 is the correct upgrade from DOT4 and is miscible with the others.

Chris
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-30-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,589
Posted By Chris__B
I use AP Racing Formula 5.1 for daily driving and...

I use AP Racing Formula 5.1 for daily driving and track days. It has great thermal properties and the correct viscosity for ABS valves. Just change it out every two years, just like what is...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-26-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Chris__B
In a word, no. And even if you could, the...

In a word, no. And even if you could, the front/rear bias would be quite a ways off and uncorrectable.

Chris
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-15-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,943
Posted By Chris__B
For racing pads, used pads are preferred when...

For racing pads, used pads are preferred when bedding in new rotors. After they are bedded, new pads are then introduced. This is due to the nature of the resin binders and their chemistry.

With...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,434
Posted By Chris__B
You'll want to check with Race Technologies....

You'll want to check with Race Technologies. There are a few pad options selected for GT kits, which depend on availability and other factors, so you should check to be sure what you have. The Ferodo...
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